Larmie Leads Men's Track and Field at Fitchburg State

Larmie Leads Men's Track and Field at Fitchburg State

FITCHBURG, Mass. – Tayler Larmie qualified for the New England Division III Championships in the hammer throw to lead the Castleton men's track and field team to a fourth place finish on Saturday at the Jim Sheehan Memorial Invite at Fitchburg State.

Larmie paced the Spartans in the meet, taking second place in the hammer throw with a regional-qualifying distance of 46.43 meters. Larmie's distance shattered the previous school record and was the top collegiate mark at the meet, as he finished solely behind a club competitor from a non-scoring team.

In the shot put, Larmie led the way for the Spartans with a third place finish on a heave of 12.32 meters. Morgan Rainville came in fourth place with a heave of 12.28 meters, just ahead of teammate Brodie Talbot in sixth with a distance of 11.42 meters.

Talbot paced Castleton in the discus, taking third place with a distance of 37.72 meters. Jackson Dwyer and Larmie finished back-to-back in seventh and eighth with respective tosses of 33.75 and 33.59 meters. Clayton Bailey was strong once again in the javelin, claiming second place with a distance of 45.39 meters.

Ryan Barry claimed first place in his heat of the 100-meter dash and placed 10th overall with a time of 12.03 seconds. Barry also led the Spartans in the 200-meter dash, coming away with a time of 24.96 seconds to place 18th overall. Nick Reca finished in 21st after clocking in at 25.37 seconds. Austin Beauregard posted a strong finish in the 110-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 17.41 seconds to take third place. 

In the 800-meter run, Oliver Rodgers earned a time of 2:25.67 to lead the Spartans in 19th place, followed by Carter Kline in 24th place with a time of 2:30.35. In the jumping pits, Vytas Nielsen led the Spartans with a 10th place finish in the long jump after clearing 5.15 meters, and also paced Castleton in the triple jump with a distance of 10.12 meters.

The 4x100 relay team consisting of Barry, Beauregard, Reca, and Caleb Lisai picked up a third place finish out of nine squads with a time of 46.92 seconds.

As a team, Castleton finished fourth out of 16 teams with 77 total points, finishing closely behind North Atlantic Conference foe UMaine-Farmington in third with a score of 85. Host Fitchburg State took the top team spot with a score of 157, securing first place over Colby-Sawyer in second (118).

Castleton returns to action next Saturday for the Panther Invitational at Middlebury.